Dental implants provide a dentist with a permanent method of replacing missing teeth. Bow House dental practice in Hertfordshire offers a range of implant solutions to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth with restorations that provide both excellent function and an aesthetically appealing smile.
Replacing any lost teeth is important for many reasons; not to do so is to risk your dental and general health. Even a single missing tooth can cause many problems – if it is near the front of your mouth there are obvious aesthetic concerns, whilst a gap in any location can cause your other teeth to become misaligned and tilted as they move into the space. This can affect your bite, your ability to eat a healthy diet, and your ability to keep your teeth clean.
When several or all of the natural teeth are missing, you are likely to experience bone loss, because without the tooth roots in position your jaw bone may start to resorb.
Dental implants are bionic tooth roots which hold your teeth firmly in place. Small posts or screws made from titanium, they also actively prevent bone loss. At our Hertfordshire dental practice, we offer a range of implant solutions, and your dentist will find the perfect one to suit your needs.
The systems of dental implants used at our Hertfordshire practice are:
Mini or Midi implants
Ankylos dental implants are one of the most popular dental implant systems in the world. They provide a reliable and predictable solution to tooth loss, designed for long-term stability. These implants are also almost completely bacteria-proof, helping to minimise the chances of any complications caused by infection.
Mini dental implants offer a cost-effective option for patients with low bone density. They are often used for denture stabilisation procedures at our Hertfordshire practice.
Midi implants have a greater surface area than Mini implants and are suitable for patients with both thinner and wider bone, varying in size from 2.3mm to 4.3mm. This means that they can be a good solution for patients with low bone density.